Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More on the Jesuits...

Did you know...one of the training exercises that every Jesuit novice must complete involves traveling across the country alone for one month with no money, no provisions, and no plan?

That is so wicked cool.

Funny thing is, just before I learned that about the Jesuit "sojourner" training, I watched this movie, and then a few days later, this movie....both of which involve guys heading off to parts unknown with no provision and no particular plan. Hmm...smells like a set up. What's the Wild Goose after in me?

By the way, the main characters in both movies became writers as a result of their sojourn.

4 comments:

Jesuit John said...

We are not called "novitiates" but rather novices. "Novitiate" refers to the stage of formation itself that comprises our first two years of formation or it refers to the building where we spend about half of our first two years...

The novitiate is when we engage in all sorts of activities including a 30-day silent retreat. When our novitiate is completed, we are no longer called novices. We are then called scholastics for the next 10 years or so.

You shoulod look me up if you want to find out more!

Michael D. Warden said...

Thanks for the correction, Jesuit John! I have much to learn. I'll correct the post.

kari said...

i think you should do it. you are definitely in the right country for it.

Michael D. Warden said...

Right on, Kari. Definitely something I'll think about.